27 Nov 2015

Pair charged with concealing dead child

2:22 pm on 27 November 2015

Two people charged with concealing the dead body of a child have appeared in court in Dunedin.

The incident allegedly happened in 2011, while the 23-year-old woman and 30-year-old man were in a relationship in Oamaru.

They are jointly charged with disposing of the dead body of a child, with intent to conceal the fact of its birth - a charge that carries a maximum penalty of two years' jail.

Neither entered a plea, and both have been granted interim name suppression.

They are due to appear in court again on 18 December.